New York is host to some of the world’s most environmentally friendly clothing stores. That’s right: No one said reducing your carbon footprint meant wearing ugly shoes. If you’re on a mission to keep your closet environmentally friendly check out some of these sustainable shops. by Kimberly Rae Miller
83 Orchard St., New York, NY 10002
There is nothing crunchy about this Lower East Side staple. Walk into Kaight, and you’re surrounded by the epitome of trend-setting style. Shoes, clothes, make-up, all of which is cruelty-free, and organic in origin. You won’t feel guilty spending money here.
138 Fort Greene Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217
This Brooklyn boutique is strikingly lacking in that air of superiority that often comes with boutique shopping. Staff are friendly, and knowledgeable, and the fashion is forward without being “too trendy.” Stock isn’t 100% organic in nature, but they do tend to lean toward more sustainable designers in their fashion and accessory lines.
123 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002
You will find designers from all over the world stocking the shelves of this Swedish boutique. Everything inside is organic and brought here by 100% Fair Trade practices. Bags, shoes, tees and sweaters are all made with with love for the planet and the people on it.
116 Suffolk St., New York, NY 10002
One stop shopping for all your organic needs, and if you hang out their long enough you might even run into Gwyneth Paltrow. Organic Avenue, is perhaps best known for its organic foods, and cleanses…but it’s also a boutique. Stocking the shelves right next to the fair trade chocolates you’ll find designer clothing made with the utmost care for the environment.
120 Wooster St.,New York, NY 10012
If it’s the little person in your life you want to dress up in organic fashion, no worries, there’s a shop just for them too. Giggle specializes in everything you need for that little organic bundle of joy. Baby toys, clothing, strollers, bedding, furniture…everything you need to keep that kid’s carbon footprint as little as they are.